Fighting Depression Naturally

There is no single cause of depression. You can develop it for different reasons and it has many different triggers. For some, an upsetting or stressful life event – such as bereavement, divorce, illness, redundancy and job or money worries – can be the cause. You can go through this link for understanding Clinical depression – Causes.

This article lists and discusses 11 common warning signs of depression. Signs include: persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings; fatigue and decreased energy; and loss of interest in activities or hobbies that were once pleasurable.

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Fighting Depression with Natural Remedies

“The most powerful medical tool at your disposal is the fork,” says Mark Hyman, M.D., who blames diets with too many processed foods as a major contributor to mood problems. 

Hyman often prescribes a whole-foods approach, focusing on an increased intake of omega-3 fatty acids. Studies show that a diet low in these cellular building blocks has been linked to depression. 

Oily fish, like wild salmon, herring, and sardines, are the richest natural sources, but unless you eat fish three or more times a week, you may need DHA and EPA supplements to reach the recommended levels. 

Vitamins That Help Reduce Depression

Depression is triggered by a chemical imbalance, genetic predisposition or environmental factors. Nutritional deficiency is rarely considered as being a cause, although according to Bonnie Beardsley, MPH, LDN, RD, vitamin deficiency, especially B vitamins, can initiate a depressive state, and increase its length and severity. 

Vitamin D May Help Treat Depression

The connection between vitamin D and depression is not new. In 2006, scientists evaluated the effects of vitamin D on the mental health of 80 elderly patients and found those with the lowest levels of vitamin D were 11 times more prone to be depressed than those who received healthy doses.

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Foods That Help Depression

There are no studies that indicate a particular eating plan can ease symptoms of clinical depression but certain diets or foods may not ease depression (or put you instantly in a better mood). As this article discusses, a healthy diet may help as part of an overall treatment for depression. 

The Ways Weather Affects Your State of Mind: Seasonal Affective Disorder

This board discusses Seasonal Affective Disorder and will help you better understand the psychological effects weather can have on you and how to deal with them.

Above all these, the best is to Think Well and Feel Good!

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